Friday, January 06, 2006

We have been safe.

Tech Station makes the statement:

As I write, 1,576 days have passed since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and
still there has been no subsequent terrorist assault on American soil.

And asks the question:

Is this just good luck, or is it the result of good policy?

And answers it:

The terrorists' lack of success is the result of a response that has
beenaggressive and single-minded -- at home, in Iraq and in places we know littleabout. The policy is working. It has kept us safe. We tamper with it at our own extreme peril.

As the article points out about the movie "Munich,"Spielberg is trying to make a statement for peace. In an interview Spielberg says:"A response to a response doesn’t solve anything.” Instead, you need to sit down and talk things out “until you’re blue in the gills.”

It is obvious, especially since the last shot in the film shows the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the background, that Spielberg is making a statement about our response to 9-11 as well. I find it incredible that anyone could believe that we could "talk out things" with terrorists. Especially since they see Americans as "infidels" and America as evil in and of itself. I mean what is there to negotiate here? Will we agree to change our ways? To try to go to Mosque? To make women wear burkas? To throw out all of our R rated movies? Because that is just the beginning of the "compromise" they would wish for.

We aren't going to change our Democracy and I don't think Spielberg would want us to. So I don't see how he thinks we can possibly "talk it out" or "compromise" with these monsters.

As I stated in a previous thread, does anyone seriously believe that if we had not gone into Afghanistan and Iraq that the terrorists would have just left us alone? We can be pacifist all we wish, but that does not stop those who wish to kill us. Bloodshed would have continued without a doubt in my mind.....

it just would have been here.